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House Committee on Energy Resources - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
G.E. 'Buddy' West, Chair
David Farabee, Vice Chair
Elizabeth Ames Jones, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Gabi Canales
Joe Crabb
Dianne White Delisi
Bill Keffer
Charges
• Assess the development of new exploration activities and maintenance of current production of natural gas. Evaluate opportunities to expand infrastructure for liquified natural gas (LNG) in Texas and explore the feasibility of LNG imports into Texas.
• Examine the benefits and challenges associated with alternative forms of energy generation technologies, such as wind and hydrogen fuel cells, and what if any state government involvement should be considered. (Joint interim charge with Regulated Industries Committee)
• Evaluate current bonding requirements for oil and gas operators and explore alternative methods of financial security that would balance the economic interests of small oil and gas producers with environmental concerns.
• Monitor the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.

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